Compare 2009 Audi A8 vs 2008 Jaguar XJ

2009 Audi A8
2008 Jaguar XJ
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 23 $68,867 $74,050
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4-Door Sedan XJ8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XJ8 16 25 $58,090 $63,835
4-Door Sedan XJ8 L 16 25 $61,275 $67,335
4-Door Sedan Vanden Plas 16 25 $69,238 $76,085
4-Door Sedan XJR 15 22 $76,063 $83,585
4-Door Sedan Super V8 15 22 $85,618 $94,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,867
$58,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,050
$63,835
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1234 / month
$1064 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi A8 and A8 L are nimble, refined luxury sedans that still stand out from the crowd. The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 105
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 200.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 119.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 83.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 16.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.87 12.8 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.34 12.8 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P255/40R19
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P255/40R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6800 300 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
FSI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3500 310 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.2L/257
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.87
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan XJ8
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Jaguar XJ
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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